Revision guides have been produced to provide specific, directed help to parents and students. The guides cover the examinations, both internal and external, that students take during the course of their HeadStart educational journey. Although exam dates and events are mapped out and announced at the beginning of the year, they are subject to change. Parents are advised not to take their children out of school before the term ends.


On the 13th of November, students begin to revise for the upcoming exams. Preparation begins with revision in class using past papers. Students should also begin to revise at home. This will culminate in exam week which starts on the 20th of November. The results will be reported back to parents at the end of term 1 through the reports and the parent conferences which take place in December.

Term 1 Exams
Year 7-9 Examinations in English, Maths, Science and first language subjects. Rigorous teacher assessment takes place in all subjects throughout the term.
Year 10 Examinations in every IGCSE subject.
Year 11 Art & Design practical on Thursday 12th December. All other IGCSE mock exams take place in Term 2.
Term 3 Exams
Year 7 & 8 Cambridge Progression test in the Core Subjects of English, Maths and Science
Year 9 Cambridge Checkpoint exams in English, Maths and Science. Papers are marked by Cambridge and the results are known towards the end of Term 3.
Year 10 End of year progression tests.
Year 11-12 Cambridge iGCSE or AS Level tests in all subjects. The papers are externally marked by Cambridge and the results are known before the start of the new academic year.

Assessment Timetable for 2019-2020

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